Driving Interviews - Bus Driver Jobs & Training | Community Transit

Prepare for the Interview

We look forward to learning more about your work experiences and sharing more about being a bus driver for Community Transit. During the interview we will be asking questions to learn more about you and your experience. For helpful tips on preparing for the interview, read more on what to expect and how to successfully prepare for a behavioral interview.

Be prepared. Learn what you can about our organization and the job before the interview. Come prepared to ask questions you may have about the role and our organization.

What will happen at my interview?

The Bus Driver Trainee interview consists of four parts:

  • A “functional safety” test to see how you are physically situated in a bus.
  • A short written assessment.
  • A brief Q&A with the trainers (driver-related stuff).
  • The HR interview (usual job-related questions).

The entire interview process takes between 60–90 minutes and is conducted at Community Transit’s Merrill Creek base in south Everett.

Functional safety test: What to wear to the interview

As part of the interview, Bus Driver candidates are asked to take a “functional safety” test that requires some physical maneuvers on board a bus and other service vehicles. These activities can be difficult to do if you are dressed in a suit, skirt or heels. Plan to dress in clothing that won’t interfere with your ability to perform the required tasks. 

Here’s what you can expect for the Functional Safety Test:

  • You’ll sit in the driver’s seat to make sure you can:
    1. Reach the pedal
    2. Adjust the seat
    3. Have enough clearance for the steering wheel to turn freely
  • You will be asked to kneel or squat to demonstrate that you can safely maneuver the straps for securing a passenger’s mobility device.

Dress to impress, but wear comfortable shoes and clothing with these tasks in mind.